The Best of Led Zeppelin is a two-volume greatest hits compilation album series by English rock group Led Zeppelin released by Atlantic Records. Containing songs from eight of the band's nine studio albums, volume one, Early Days, was released on November 23, while volume two, Latter Days, was released on March 21,

On the left column, there is a photograph of the cover of Latter Days. But maybe it was ever thus. One of the reasons is that it's a definite Zeppelin album without any indication of influence whatsoever. Early Days is composed of selected tracks from the period in the band's history dating to

Zeppelin’s Ahmet Ertegun-honouring O2 Arena reunion show was a triumph, final proof that, if necessary, Zeppelin could still do Zeppelin. Jason Bonham was .
Led Zeppelin II () The album where Zeppelin’s identity solidifies is also one of their best. On October 22, nearly days after their first album, Jimmy Page and co released Led Zeppelin II. Both heavier and more textured than their debut, it far outstripped the success of its predecessor.
Zeppelin’s Ahmet Ertegun-honouring O2 Arena reunion show was a triumph, final proof that, if necessary, Zeppelin could still do Zeppelin. Jason Bonham was .
Led Zeppelin II () The album where Zeppelin’s identity solidifies is also one of their best. On October 22, nearly days after their first album, Jimmy Page and co released Led Zeppelin II. Both heavier and more textured than their debut, it far outstripped the success of its predecessor.
Led Zeppelin II () The album where Zeppelin’s identity solidifies is also one of their best. On October 22, nearly days after their first album, Jimmy Page and co released Led Zeppelin II. Both heavier and more textured than their debut, it far outstripped the success of its predecessor.
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It has little of the dark guitar wizardry of other Zep releases. The album begins well enough with In The Evening , and the atmosphere of a steaming Moroccan souk is accurately evoked — typically Zep or should we say typically Plant.

Just as you feel as if the song could go on forever it simply… fades… away…. South Bound Saurez has a honky-tonk feel, and Page, again, dashes off a few notes and leaves the building. Bonham is the same: For a moment guitar and keyboards link up to follow the stumbling-but-progressive riff in tandem, and the results are… charming. Hot Dog is just throwaway. Page takes the piss here. His playing is careless and scrappy, and he misses notes without a care in the world.

The song was written about Texan groupie Audrey Hamilton, which explains its down-home, cowboy-booted ambience. Carouselambra is one long jam. You wait and wait for it to develop into something massive, brooding and … Graffiti -like, but it never happens. Just when you think the song is about to reach a climax it reverts to being laid back and genteel.

By contrast, All My Love is plain beautiful. With Page notably absent from the songwriting credits, Plant offers a paean to his deceased son in a song steeped in fond remembrance. Plant is on top form as he whispers the emotion-charged words: The title In Through The Out Door is reminiscent of more innocent times, when one would wait for the start of the main feature at the local cinema and then sneak in through the exit to see the film for free. Either way, looking at what happened to Zep after the release of … Out Door , the exit theme is entirely appropriate.

Great keys by JPJ. The soundtrack to the film. He and Jones really are playing like one musician. Recorded in the immediate wake of Plant suffering a serious car accident while holidaying in Rhodes, Presence is an album captured as on-the-hoof as anything can be that involves a vocalist in a wheelchair. Nor is it their worst.

One of the first to take shape was Achilles Last Stand , the lengthy opus that would eventually open the next album. Earlier in the year, John Bonham had warned the press that the next album would be more acoustic. To emphasise the rustic nature of the album, Zeppelin even changed their appearance, growing facial hair to Hobbit-like proportions and wearing clothes that made them look more like hippie farmers than sex gods.

Black Mountain Side featured an Indian tabla musician. This was what Page excelled at. Robert Plant also grew as a songwriter. With its haunting ambiguity, the song could be about class, racism, homosexuality or even ecological disaster. Or what about Celebration Day , a song that sounds like a berserk Slinky due to the fact that John Paul Jones is playing his bass with a guitar slide? One show in Reykjavik, and he comes back a Viking. Fronting Zeppelin will do that to a man.

Buy it from Amazon. Dazed And Confused provides Page with his broadest canvas for live extemporization, while How Many More Times defines the Zeppelin template of über rock pomp and power. Opening with the rhythmic battering-ram that is Good Times Bad Times , the immediate impression you got from hearing Led Zeppelin for the first time was one of pure shocking power, its opening salvo summing up everything the name Led Zeppelin would quickly come to represent.

A pop song credited to Page, Jones and Bonham built on a zinging, catchy chorus, explosive drums and — at exactly the right moment — a flurry of spitting guitar notes, it pointed the way forward for rock music in the 70s, towards heavy-duty riffage and mallet-swinging drums. While Your Time Is Gonna Come, the third of the three originals on the album, is something else again: Even the acknowledged covers on the Zeppelin album drew accusations of plagiarism.

In fairness, listening to both tracks now, four decades on, what is most striking is the lack of similarity between the two tracks. When it comes to reunions you can never say never, but this felt like absolutely the last hurrah for arguably the greatest rock live act of them all. It sounds a lot more exciting than it is. The final instalment in an auspicious body of work.

Looks great until you realise the first two tracks are live cuts with the audience erased and four of the others are outtakes from In Through The Out Door.

Zeppelin in their element, captured live at the peak of their pomp. Whichever way you look at it, when In Through The Out Door was released in August the musical climate was plain wrong. In the big wide world outside the closeted confines of Zep, disco, punk and new wave held sway.

In rock circles, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were being superseded by a new breed of hero. Eddie Van Halen was doing stuff with a guitar that had never been seen — let alone heard — before.

Meanwhile his star-jumping jousting partner David Lee Roth was taking the Golden God template created by Plant to an entirely new level. Within Zeppelin trouble was brewing — as ever. Bonham and Page were both dealing with substance abuse issues while Plant, having dealt with serious injury incurred in a car accident, was still grieving having lost his son.

Two songs have no compositional input from Page whatsoever. And therein lies the rub. It has little of the dark guitar wizardry of other Zep releases. The album begins well enough with In The Evening , and the atmosphere of a steaming Moroccan souk is accurately evoked — typically Zep or should we say typically Plant. Just as you feel as if the song could go on forever it simply… fades… away…. South Bound Saurez has a honky-tonk feel, and Page, again, dashes off a few notes and leaves the building.

Bonham is the same: For a moment guitar and keyboards link up to follow the stumbling-but-progressive riff in tandem, and the results are… charming. Hot Dog is just throwaway. Page takes the piss here. His playing is careless and scrappy, and he misses notes without a care in the world.

The song was written about Texan groupie Audrey Hamilton, which explains its down-home, cowboy-booted ambience. Carouselambra is one long jam. You wait and wait for it to develop into something massive, brooding and … Graffiti -like, but it never happens.

Just when you think the song is about to reach a climax it reverts to being laid back and genteel. By contrast, All My Love is plain beautiful. With Page notably absent from the songwriting credits, Plant offers a paean to his deceased son in a song steeped in fond remembrance. Plant is on top form as he whispers the emotion-charged words: The title In Through The Out Door is reminiscent of more innocent times, when one would wait for the start of the main feature at the local cinema and then sneak in through the exit to see the film for free.

Either way, looking at what happened to Zep after the release of … Out Door , the exit theme is entirely appropriate. Great keys by JPJ. The soundtrack to the film. He and Jones really are playing like one musician.

Recorded in the immediate wake of Plant suffering a serious car accident while holidaying in Rhodes, Presence is an album captured as on-the-hoof as anything can be that involves a vocalist in a wheelchair. Nor is it their worst. One of the first to take shape was Achilles Last Stand , the lengthy opus that would eventually open the next album. Earlier in the year, John Bonham had warned the press that the next album would be more acoustic.

To emphasise the rustic nature of the album, Zeppelin even changed their appearance, growing facial hair to Hobbit-like proportions and wearing clothes that made them look more like hippie farmers than sex gods. Inside the booklet is first a summary of the tracks, and then photos of the band ranging from to Then after that is a list of their albums, and the back page is a list of the band members, design and artwork credits, and information about the Enhanced CD capabilities on Early Days.

The packaging for Latter Days mirrors that of Early Days. The four band members are pictured in the same Apollo space suits in the same order, but they are older. Much of the background is of Earth as viewed from orbit. There is a picture of Saturn in place of the picture of the moon with the ship in its eye.

Behind the CD is an image of the Eagle Nebula. The liner notes are just like those of Early Days , except for the fact that the images range from the years to On Early Days , a music video of the song "Communication Breakdown" is included.

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Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. The Best of Led Zeppelin is a two-volume greatest hits compilation album series by English rock group Led Zeppelin released by Atlantic Records. Containing songs from eight of the band's nine studio albums, volume one, Early Days, was released on November 23, while volume two, Latter Days, was released on March 21, Led Zeppelin II () The album where Zeppelin’s identity solidifies is also one of their best. On October 22, nearly days after their first album, Jimmy Page and co released Led Zeppelin II. Both heavier and more textured than their debut, it far outstripped the success of its predecessor.